And in the end it did what we hoped it would, begin to create a family within a family. Parents were exchanging information, priests were meeting seminarians and their families, etc. God willing last night was only the beginning of a life of fraternity amongst brother priests.
We also began to distribute new prayer cards for our seminarians. On one side is the name of every seminarian, and a request that we prayer for each of them by name. On the other side is the following prayr:
O Lord Jesus Christ, great High Priest, I pray
that you call many worthy men to Your holy priesthood.
Enlighten our Bishop in forming our candidates,
our Director of Vocations in guiding them
and their professors in teaching and training them.
Lead the Seminarians in Your unerring footsteps
so they may become Priests who are models of purity,
possessors of wisdom and heroes of sacrifice.
May they be steeped in humility
and aflame with love for God and others.
Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us.